If home improvement is on your list of things to do this summer, you may want to check out the Zagat Shopping Survey, which offers suggestions on quality supply stores in the city, as NY1's coverage of Queens Week
Nemo Tile Company
177-02 Jamaica Avenue, Queens
Since 1921, Zagat says this "contractors' source" has offered a "good selection of tiles" for "budget-conscious bathroom renovation." Surveyors add Nemo Tiles also offers plumbing and accessories like mirrors, medicine cabinets and shower doors.
Let’s take a look at the ratings. Out of a possible 20, Nemo Tile Company scores a
21 for merchandise quality, a 15 for presentation and a 17 for service. Prices are rated M for “moderate.”
Nemo Tile Company also has a showroom in Manhattan.
26-16 Jackson Avenue, Queens
Zagat says "when you need wood delivered fast," head to this "mom-and-pop lumberyard." Surveyors report its staffed with "friendly" folk "who know their stuff" and put first-timers "at ease." They add you can even order custom millwork.
As for the ratings, Dykes Lumber scores a 24 out of 30 for merchandise quality, a 13 for presentation and a 22 for service. Zagat says you can expect moderate prices here.